Back page: Wrong body burried during funeral | SummitDaily.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Back page: Wrong body burried during funeral

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A coroner says a mix-up at the state crime lab led an Augusta-area family to bury the wrong body during a closed-casket funeral. Burke County Coroner Susan Salemi says the body of Johnny Morgan Lowe III was never returned after an autopsy. Instead, Salemi says, another body — that of Louie Caldwell of Clayton County — was mistakenly buried during the December graveside service for Lowe. The Augusta Chronicle reports that officials confirmed the mix-up Wednesday. Salemi tells the newspaper she was notified of the mistake Feb. 10, when she received a phone call from Georgia Bureau of Investigation Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kris Sperry. Salemi says Lowe’s body remains at the GBI lab. GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Associated Press.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User